Jun 25 - Jul 8
The Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is an immersion experience for rising junior and senior high school students seeking to learn about (1) the field of veterinary medicine, (2) the steps involved in successfully completing a pre-veterinary undergraduate program and becoming a competitive candidate for applying to veterinary school, and (3) the time and financial commitments involved in choosing this career path.
This two-week class includes an overview of the veterinary profession and the academic preparation and animal experience required for becoming a competitive applicant to veterinary school. Students will complete hands-on rotations in basic comparative anatomy and physiology, animal handling and restraint, and overviews of veterinary pharmacology, clinical pathology, parasitology, biosecurity, diagnostic imaging, obstetrics, and wound management.
The schedule for the program consists of short lectures and discussions on the UMass-Amherst main campus in addition to hands-on modules at the University’s Hadley and South Deerfield Farms. During hands-on modules, students will interact with sheep, goats, beef cattle, and horses. There will also be off-campus field trips, academic games, and team presentations.
Class Objectives - Students completing this course successfully should be able to:
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The feedback online is highly positive, with a rating on Facebook of five stars. It is also frequently ranked as one of the top Pre-College programs in the country. One student on Facebook writes, “I have loved my experiences here at Umass Amherst. The campus and area [are] beautiful, and the food is phenomenal!” Students who enroll in a Residential Program have access to UMass’s cafeterias which are typically ranked in the Top Three in the country.